Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)
Tangerine may also be referred to as mandarin, tangerine, unshu orange, satsuma orange, temple orange, tangerine. It is typically processed using cold pressed/expressed as a method for extracting oil from the citrus rind (peel).
Tangerine Essential Oil is fresh, sweet, citrusy and is similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but has a more concentrated, intense aroma than does Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. See Safety Information section for more information.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): mandarin, tangerine, unshu orange, satsuma orange, temple orange, tangerine
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Synonyms(s) for Citrus reticulata: Citrus chrysocarpa, Citrus crenatifolia, Citrus daoxianensis, Citrus deliciosa, Citrus depressa, Citrus erythrosa, Citrus madurensis deliciosa, Citrus mangshanensis, Citrus nippokoreana, Citrus ponki, Citrus poonensis, Citrus reticulata subsp. deliciosa, Citrus reticulata subsp. tachibana, Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu, Citrus reticulata var. austera, Citrus succosa, Citrus suhuiensis, Citrus sunki, Citrus tachibana, Citrus tachibana depressa, Citrus tachibana ponki, Citrus tachibana suhuiensis, Citrus tachibana sunki, Citrus tangerina, Citrus tankan, Citrus unshiu, Citrus vangasy, Citrus × aurantium f. deliciosa, Citrus × aurantium var. tachibana, Citrus × nobilis erythrosa, Citrus × nobilis major, Citrus × nobilis ponki, Citrus × nobilis spontanea, Citrus × nobilis subf. reticulata, Citrus × nobilis succosa, Citrus × nobilis sunki, Citrus × nobilis tachibana, Citrus × nobilis tachibana, Citrus × nobilis unshiu, Citrus × nobilis unshiu, Citrus × nobilis vangasy
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Botanical Genus: Citrus
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
- Major Compounds: a-Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, y-Terpinene, Citronellal, Linalool, Neral, Neryl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, Geraniol, Thymol, Carvone
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Consistency: Thin
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Color: Greenish Orange
- Indigenous Country: South Africa
- Cultivation: Unsprayed
- Processing Methods: Cold Pressed/Expressed
- Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
- Shelf Life: 2- 3 years
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Anxiety Bodily Congestion Cellulite Exhaustion Flatulence Insomnia Nervous Conditions / Tension Stress
Therapeutic Benefits of Tangerine:
Anti-anxiety Anti-spasmodic Digestive tonic
Other Uses for Tangerine:
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Tangerine:
Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Tangerine Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Tisserand and Young confirm that Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87,343.]
Safety Precautions for Tangerine:
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Tangerine:
2nd Chakra - Relationships 4th Chakra - Unconditional Love 6th Chakra - Perspective Creation Energy Energizing Purifying Uplifting
Tangerine Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: [Chemical variability of essential oils in peels collected in different time from Citrus reticulata 'Ponkan'].
- PubMed: Anti-fungal activity of Citrus reticulata Blanco essential oil against Penicillium italicum and Penicillium digitatum.
- PubMed: [Study on the difference between components in volatile oil of Citrus reticulata before and after being processed].
- PubMed: Volatile constituents of wild citrus Mangshanyegan (Citrus nobilis Lauriro) peel oil.
- PubMed: Preventive effects of Citrus reticulata essential oil on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats and the mechanism.
- PubMed: Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of edible plant-derived essential oils against the pyrethroid-susceptible and -resistant strains of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).
- PubMed: Effect of Citrus reticulata and Cymbopogon citratus essential oils on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production on Asparagus racemosus.
- PubMed: Comparative analysis of volatile constituents in Citrus reticulata Blanco using GC-MS and alternative moving window factor analysis.
- PubMed: Efficacy of Citrus reticulata and Mirazid in treatment of Schistosoma mansoni.
- PubMed: Characteristic odor components of Citrus reticulata Blanco (ponkan) cold-pressed oil.
- PubMed: Natural enemies of three mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) found on citrus and effects of some insecticides on the mealybug parasitoid Coccidoxenoides peregrinus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in South Africa.
- PubMed: Local anaesthetic activity of the essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia.